Kansas has issued a set of proposed regulations for the underground storage of carbon dioxide. In the regulations, a CO2 storage facility is defined as, “the leased acreage and CO2 storage reservoir. This term shall include the CO2 storage well, well bore tubular goods, the wellhead, and any related equipment, including the last positive shutoff valve attached to the flow line.” Other regulations include a permitting process, monitoring requirements, leakage reporting, and facility permit transfer requirements. There is now a 60-day comment period before a public hearing on March 26 at the Kansas Corporation Commission.  

To view the regulations, go to http://kcc.ks.gov/conservation/proposed_regs_032609.pdf.

For a summary and information on the public hearing go to http://kcc.ks.gov/conservation/hearing_032609.htm.